- Planet Erstwild - 20120629 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Why are people ignoring JImmy Carter's searing critique of America? Tune in and find out. For a list of all referenced headlines, please click the "Read more" tab below.

1. The Fourth Estate: The Klieg Lights Are On, But Nobody's Home
CNN, Fox blow the Supreme Court ruling
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/06/cnn-fox-fail-the-supreme-court-ruling-127544.html
 
AP orders staff to stop taunting news outlets for getting health care ruling wrong
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/06/28/ap-orders-staff-to-stop-taunting-news-outlets-for-getting-health-care-ruling-wrong/
 
CNN Contributor: "Don't be nosy about Fast and Furious"
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/26/opinion/granderson-fast-furious/index.html
 
CNN Hits 21-Year Ratings Low in Second Quarter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cnn-ratings-lows-piers-morgan-anderson-cooper-341733
 
Women aren’t principal news sources on women’s issues, 4th Estate analysis finds
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/women-arent-principal-news-sources-on-womens-issues-4th-estate-analysis-finds/2012/06/25/gJQADVbi2V_story.html
 
The 20 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media (2012 Edition)
http://www.rightwingnews.com/special/the-20-hottest-conservative-women-in-the-new-media-2012-edition/
 
Vatican Hires Fox News Correspondent as Media Adviser
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/world/europe/vatican-hires-fox-news-correspondent-as-media-adviser.html
 

2. Pedal To the Meddle
Jimmy Carter | A Cruel and Unusual Record
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/opinion/americas-shameful-human-rights-record.html
 
Needed: A National Debate on U.S. Support of Dictatorships
http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-06-22.asp
 
America’s Addiction to Arms Sales Needs to be Broken
http://www.progressive.org/american_arms_sales.html
 
Combat commuters: dishing out death with drones
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/combat-commuters-dishing-out-death-with-drones-20120626-20zjj.html
 
Top CIA Spy Accused of Being a Mafia Hitman
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/cia/
 
US blocking UN report on DR Congo rebels, watchdog says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18538997
 
Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter's Searing Critique of America?
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/why-is-nobody-listening-to-jimmy-carters-searing-critique-of-america/259031/
 
2a. Possible Answer?
Iraq’s Crude Production Rises to Highest Level in 20 Years
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/iraq-s-crude-production-rises-to-highest-level-in-20-years-1-.html
 
Crude oil flows but chaos reigns in Libya
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16047970,00.html
 
Lucrative Afghan Oil Deal Was Awarded Properly, Karzai Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/world/asia/lucrative-afghan-oil-deal-was-awarded-fairly-karzai-says.html
 

3. Better Living Through Chemistry?
Farmworkers plagued by pesticides, red tape
http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/06/25/9159/farmworkers-plagued-pesticides-red-tape
 
DuPont Says Claims Over Herbicide Are Rising
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/us/dupont-says-claims-over-herbicide-hit-the-millions.html
 
Agricultural Fungicide Linked To Insulin Resistance
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/247048.php
 
Plastics Chemical Linked to Obesity in Kids
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/06/23/plastics-chemical-linked-to-obesity-in-kids
 
Bisphenol A exposure linked to brain tumor diagnosis.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/05/2012-0605-bpa-brain-cancer-meningioma/
 
Plastics, vinyl and chemical industries lobby to block new federal standards for green construction
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/potential-changes-to-green-building-standards-rile-chemical-vinyl-trade-groups/2012/06/22/gJQA5MqC0V_story.html
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Greens, automakers hail greenhouse gas ruling
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77837.html
 
Law Grads Face Brutal Job Market
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304458604577486623469958142.html
 
Many Americans Don’t Have Any Idea that All-Important Political Gaffes Even Happen
http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2012/06/21/breaking-many-americans-dont-have-any-idea-that-all-important-political-gaffes-even-happen/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/26/israel-palestinian-children-injustice
 
Ghost of Nazi Past Haunts Austerity-Gripped Europe
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-22/ghost-of-nazi-past-haunts-austerity-gripped-europe-euro-credit.html
 
Use of drones on the rise in Germany
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16047503,00.html
 
Drones’ Future: Supersonic Swarms of Robot Bugs
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/ff_futuredrones/
 
130 Members of Congress Bought Stocks in Companies that Lobbied their Committees
http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/130_Members_of_Congress_Bought_Stocks_in_Companies_that_Lobbied_their_Committees_120627
 
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low
http://www.businessinsider.com/corporate-profits-just-hit-an-all-time-high-wages-just-hit-an-all-time-low-2012-6
 
As churches get political, IRS stays quiet
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/21/us-usa-tax-churches-irs-idUSBRE85K1EP20120621
 
Philippines call centres employ 638,000 people and enjoy revenues of $11 billion, about 5% of the country's GDP
http://www.economist.com/node/21557350?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/atthefrontofthebackoffice
 
Master sgt. says no to Chinese-made boots
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/06/airforce-master-sergeant-no-chinese-made-boots-062512/
 
Obesity Packs Serious Climate Consequences
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=global-shift-obesity-packs-serious-climate-consequences
 
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Barack Obama Is Better Suited to Handle an Alien Invasion Than Mitt Romney
http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=37603
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JP Sottile
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